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Winter Tires Required in BC – Are You in Compliance?

November 13, 2015

In most areas of Canada, winter tires are a good suggestion or recommendation to stay safe on hazardous winter roads. However, if you live in British Columbia, you may have noticed that there are signs on the roadway indicating that winter tires are required by October 1st and through March 31st. This is because certain areas of BC see some dramatic changes in temperature and…

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Remembrance Day – More than Just a Day Off

November 10, 2015

Remembrance Day is a day about our armed forces in Canada. Also known as Poppy Day, this is the day that marks the date and time armies stopped fighting in World War I. In the first and second World Wars, Canada lost more than 100,000 soldiers. This day is more than just a day off; it is also a statutory holiday in many provinces that…

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Dealing with Cold Mornings and Starting Your Vehicle

September 20, 2015

Most drivers are under the impression that a vehicle must be warmed up and sit idle for several minutes before it can be driven on cold mornings. After all, this has been a common practice for years. If you warm up your vehicle in the morning, it may be because you assume you will get better mileage or that you will be able to avoid…

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7 Signs You Need Brake Repair or Inspection

September 9, 2015

You are your vehicle’s best diagnostic tool. You drive it every day, and you grow accustomed to what your vehicle does and what it should not do. When you notice your vehicle is not operating as it should, you should see a professional for auto repair in Surrey right away. One of the biggest changes to look out for is your brakes and how they…

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Your Brake Lines are More Important than You Think

September 1, 2015

As you press on your brake pedal, hydraulic pressure is created within the braking system. This produces a braking force that sends the pressure to the individual wheel brake components via the brake fluid. All of this takes place inside the brake lines, making them a critical component of your vehicle. When your brake lines or any component within that line fails, your vehicle’s safety…

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The Importance of Having Quality Brake Service

August 21, 2015

The brakes on your vehicle are one of the most significant components to your vehicle’s safety. Think about it, how much attention do you give your brakes? It’s usually only when you have a problem, correct? When a problem arises, where do you go for brake repair in Vancouver? Taking your vehicle to an auto repair shop run by novices could mean that critical issues…

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Is Your Vehicle’s Suspension Hindering Performance?

August 14, 2015

Proper suspension and wheel alignment does not just give your vehicle a smoother ride; it can significantly improve your vehicle control. Whether you are driving on slick roads or in the snow, the condition of your vehicle’s suspension is important. There are ways you can tell if your suspension is in need of attention, and the sooner you have it repaired, the better for your…

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Summer Long Weekends Travel Safety

July 31, 2015

  Summer is here and that means holiday travel. Whether it’s the mid-summer celebration of British Columbia Day or the end of summer with Labour Day, many people use the long weekend to make short trips out of town to visit their cottage in one of the province’s beautiful, scenic areas or enjoy the company of family and friends at picnics, fairs, and festivals. To…

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Benefits of Frequent Air Conditioner Checks

July 23, 2015

  Hot weather puts extreme demands on your vehicle, especially the air conditioning system. Instead of having to drive across town with no air conditioning and wait in line for repairs, you can have your system checked and adjusted so that you can prevent a breakdown altogether. In fact, regular maintenance can reduce the risk of a premature compressor failure. What Happens at an Air…

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A Well-Tuned Engine Delivers Maximum Performance

July 17, 2015

Keeping your car’s engine tuned is not only recommended by the manufacturer, but it can lower your risk for major engine failures in the future. Tuning your engine requires a variety of tasks to be done; from changing the oil on schedule to replacing air filters, etc. All of these tasks can be completed by an auto repair professional in Salmon Arm. Does Your Engine…

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Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres Address Common Issues

Here at Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres in British Columbia, we’re always pleased to help our customers get the most out of their cars and trucks. To that end, we’ll add a relevant blog topic from time to time to keep you up to date and getting the most out of your vehicle.